I've been dying to make the trip to Thai Siam ever since I moved to Charlottesville. My thoughts were to get a small group of people (5 or 6) in a car and drive down one night for dinner. I had planned to give the owner a heads up so that she could potentially conceptualize the family-style meal in advance (I'd be leaving the meal mostly up to her discretion).
Here's the big problem: I can't seem to get ahold of the place! I've used both the 434-263-8577 (chow and yelp's listed number) as well as a 434-263-7938 number I found on google. Both numbers simply just continue to ring without answer or voice mail. I tried calling last night around 7:30, and in thinking that she might have just been too busy at that time, tried calling again today both before and after regular dinner hours. No luck. Does anyone know if I might have an old phone number, if there are specific times I should be calling, or any other information I might need to know (like she's on vacation right now or something)?
Secondarily, but since I'm already typing I might as well vocalize, are more minor issues: what dishes have really stood out to those of you who have been here before. I don't necessarily mean specific entrees, but more in the sense of "she prepares 'x ingredient' amazingly" or "this rendition of 'x sauce' is to die for". This way I might have potential requests if it seems like something I'd want or she'd want.
In addition, I do have one individual in my group that does not eat red meat, and another potential group member who is extremely picky when it comes to ingredients (no pork, seafood/shellfish of any kind, and nothing too texturally soft [eg. mainy asian noodles, dumpling, tofu, etc.]) Does anyone have recommendations to accomodate these (particularly the later)?
Thanks for looking in and for your input. If this goes well, I'm very excited to plan a grand trip back with many more people.